YANKTON, S.D. — The Value Added Agriculture Development Center (VAADC) invites you to attend the 18th Annual Value Added Agriculture Center Day at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, SD on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. South Dakota’s value added agriculture industry will showcase over 20 vendors including South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) and SD Wine Growers Association (SDWGA) members in the Day Sponsor Tent.
The VAADC helps create and expand agribusinesses that process commodities into products we use every day. Traditional crops & livestock are being used to make oil/meal (soybeans), grass-fed beef (cattle), pasta (wheat), and biopharmaceutical products (sheep). Non-traditional agribusinesses are processing wines/spirits/beers, white sorghum flour, fleece/wool and aquaculture grown food/livestock feed.
The SDSPA and SDWGA are partnering to feature specialty crops, local foods and wines, beers and spirits. There will also be presentations on various local food topics and a cooking demonstration.
The presentation schedule is as follows: 10:00 a.m.- “Growing Quality Hops;” 11:00 a.m.- “The Potential for Meat & Dairy Goat Production;” “12:00 p.m.- “South Dakota Wines, Spirits & Beers;” 1 p.m. “Cheers to You from South Dakota’s Wine, Spirits, & Beer Producers” (Wine Pavilion); 1 p.m.- “Seriously Twisted Ag Fun for Kids;” and 2:00 p.m.- “Cooking with South Dakota’s Fresh Products” (Women’s Building Kitchen).
Be sure to make time to walk through the Day Sponsor Tent and Wine Pavilion to sample products from value added businesses and learn more about the innovative products being made here in South Dakota. Stop by at 3:00 p.m. to enjoy our Ice Cream Social brought to you in cooperation with Your South Dakota Dairy Producers.
Support from East River Electric Cooperative, Farm Credit Services of America, SD Bankers Association, SD Association of Cooperatives, SD Farmers Union, SD Rural Electric Association, SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council, SD Wheat Commission and Wheat Growers make VAADC services possible to South Dakota farmers and ranchers.
Contact Cheri Rath, Executive Director of the Value Added Ag Development Center with questions at 605-224-9402.
— SDSPA Marketing
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